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Washington School: April Issue 2018

Letter from Mrs. Daly

Dear Washington Families,

It’s hard to believe Spring is here. It’s also hard to believe that we have begun our

last semester of the school year. Where has the year gone? April and May are always very

busy months. Please review the calendar in the newsletter for all of the upcoming events.

Dogs at School: With the nice weather returning, many families are walking to school,

which is great. However, we ask that you leave the dog at home. Even the most gentle and friendly dog can become overwhelmed with 651 excited students around. Also, we have many students and adults who are allergic to dogs or terrified of dogs. We love dogs, but ask you to please not bring them to school, as it is district policy not to have them on school grounds. The sidewalks in the front and sides of the building are occupied with children before and after school, so I ask that we all respect these rules regarding dogs. Thank you!

Student Appearance: As the weather is getting nicer and will continue to get warmer,

please make sure your students come to school dressed and groomed in a manner suitable and conducive to the good health and safety of the student and not disruptive to the educational process. In general, students are expected to be fully clothed from the shoulders to at least approximately mid-thigh. Shoulders must be covered with clothing; spaghetti straps, halter-tops, and bare midriffs are NOT appropriate school attire. Shorts should not be shorter than mid-thigh length. Hats may NOT be worn during the school day. Wearing distracting items is not allowed. Please refer to the district handbook if you have any questions.

Monday, April 16th is the Kindergarten orientation. Please make sure you read the detailed information below regarding that evening.

Wishing all of you a Happy Spring!



Mrs. Daly

Washington Principal

April SEL Update

Washington students and staff have been ROARing with social emotional learning in April as classrooms dive into the Bullying Prevention Unit in our Second Step curriculum. This spring, each grade level will learn about and apply the 3 R’s of Bullying: Recognize, Report, Refuse. Students will also learn the importance of being a bystander to bullying and what we can all do to prevent bullying at Washington. Along with teachers, students and families can help promote a positive, safe and secure culture at Washington by recognizing, reporting and refusing bullying. For further information on parental involvement with bullying: Committee for Children What Parents Should Know About Bullying.
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Healthy Living Month pledge cards go digital this April!

District 64 students in grades K-5 through the support of their school PTO/A’s will again have the opportunity to participate in Healthy Living Month in April. Each week, students will pledge their participation in activities to promote these themes: Health and Nutrition Week (April 2 - 6); Neat to Use Your Feet Week (April 9 - 13); Go Green Week (April 16 - 20); and Screen-Free Week (April 23 - 27). This year, pledge cards to track a student’s activities are being provided in digital form. Watch for more information in the April school newsletters!

News from the ART ROOM..........

The following students have their artwork on display at the Educational Service Center, 164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, from now until the middle of May. Please stop in to see the work as well as check out the art website on Washington’s home page.

Addison L 4-228 Ava B 1-122

Bella K 3-231 Bria S 1-129

Charlie L 2-131 Cordy C 1-129

Eleanor E 1-122 Emma W 3-229

Hayden H 4-104 Isabela S 5-202

John K 4-108 Leighton T 1-128

Lilly Z 1-129 Logan C 1-129

Lucy R 5-203 Luke B 1-122

Maggie 2-230 Maja M 4-228

Maxwell D 2-131 Noreen G 2

Owen W 1-122 Quinn Y 1-128

Reagan G 4-224 Robin P 4-228

Samantha B 2-136 Sarah J 4-108

Sean G 4-228 Sofia T 5-203

Victoria E 1-122

The following students have their artwork on display at the PARK RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY through the month of March in honor of Youth Art Month. Please stop in to see the work as well as check out the art website on Washington’s home page.

Anna V 5-206

Brayden M 3-231

Keira L 4-108

Message from PE

Hello from the PE Department!

Click on the link below for our PE Newsletter!

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Washington Calendar of Events- Click Here

Click here to view upcoming and planned events

District Mission Statement

Inspire all students to discover their strengths, embrace learning, achieve personal excellence, and demonstrate care. Students thrive in a rich, rigorous, and innovative curriculum delivered by highly qualified teachers. Each student learns and grows in a safe, nurturing environment. In collaboration with student, parents, teachers and the community, District 64 provides opportunities for each learner to investigate, be successful, be resilient, and become inspired and empowered as they contribute to our global society.
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